The School of Business at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana aims to adequately prepare students to fill the high demand of business leaders for a multitude of industries worldwide. The excellent AACSB-accredited business degree programs integrate aspects of technology throughout all business disciplines. Students learn in a supportive environment and graduate with enhanced communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills, ready to pursue a successful career.
Students learn in a small class setting from a diverse group of professors who are experts in a wide range of business practices. The SoB only serves undergraduate students. They can study for a Bachelors in Business Administration, Accounting, Hospitality Management & Tourism, or Computer Information Systems. With technological concepts laced throughout the coursework, students can acquire many certificates in technology. The Business Administration degree gives students an advantage with unique offerings in legal topics throughout the curriculum, including constitutional and employment law. It also offers concentrated areas of study in Management, International Business, Business Analytics, Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.
A variety of scholarships, both full and partial, are available to qualifying business students. There are even scholarships to help students study abroad. Hospitality Management & Tourism majors can spend a semester in places like France, Italy, Greece, and Ireland to gain a hands-on, real-life international educational experience. Other business students can partake in international exchange programs in Nepal, China, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Columbia, and many other locations. If so desired, students can study at Universidad de Alicante in Spain and earn a dual degree in Business Administration.
The life of a student encompasses all levels of educational experiences. At the J. Walter Porter Forum, students get to hear from successful executives who come to campus and speak on a multitude of topics, including business and sustainability, cyber crimes and security, and economic and community development. The Inferno Pitch competition challenges students to create and develop and business plan and present it to judges. Also, the School of Business hosts the District III Leadership Conference for high school students.
Service-learning opportunities give students real-world, hands-on experiences. The SoB provides a plethora of projects and ways for students to apply what they are learning and work on real problems with real clients. A great way to experience service-learning through community service, while growing in leadership and professional abilities, is through participation in a student organization. There are a variety of clubs for social, religious, recreational, and special interests. Business-specific clubs include Beta Gamma Sigma, the Association of Information Professionals, Phi Beta Lambda, Business Professionals of America, and the Student Advisory & Outreach Board.
NSU provides ways for students to obtain a nationally recognized degree online. With flexible class schedules, flat-rate tuition, military benefits, personal attention from professors, and financial aid options, the online business degree programs are both convenient and affordable. Undergraduates can pursue an online Bachelors in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, or Accounting.